Thursday, October 02 2014
Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster
Close Hatches Tops Select Field of Six
for Sunday’s Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 2, 2014) – Juddmonte Farms’ Close Hatches, undefeated in four races in 2014, headlines a small but select field of six fillies and mares entered Thursday for Sunday’s 59th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.
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Wednesday, October 01 2014
Cavorting and Condo Commando to meet in G1 Frizette
ELMONT, N.Y. - Cavorting and Condo Commando, winners of the Grade 2 Adirondack and Grade 1 Spinaway, respectively, are set to square off on Saturday at Belmont Park in the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies.
Holywell Well-Respected for Saturday’s $350,000 My Dear Girl
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – When Jose and Tracy Pinchin were in the market to buy a broodmare, an unraced daughter of Gold Case caught their attention. The Pinchins had enjoyed success while campaigning her half-sister, Golden Mystery, a few years earlier, so they went ahead and added All Saint’s Day to their small broodmare band of four.
Twotwentyfive A Leads Gold Quartet in Saturday’s $350,000 In Reality
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Undefeated Twotwentyfive A will have plenty of back-up in Saturday’s $350,000 In Reality Division of the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park.
$1 Million Shadwell Turf Mile
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Faces Seven Rivals
in Saturday’s $1 Million Shadwell Turf Mile
Stakes is first seven-figure race in Keeneland history
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is based at Keeneland, will face seven opponents Saturday in the 29th running of the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), the first $1 million race in Keeneland history.
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Gulfstream West Undergoes Renovations for Upcoming Fall Turf Festival
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - In preparation for the upcoming Gulfstream Park Fall Turf Festival, the facilities at Gulfstream Park West, formerly Calder Race Course, have undergone extensive renovations.
Saturday, September 27 2014
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) Quotes
Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Tonalist (No. 8): "I probably should have removed the blinkers before the Travers. He, obviously, was a bit too aggressive in the Travers. Even so, he didn't quit. I love the way that, even when he got beat in the Travers he went on to the wire."
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) Quotes
H. Graham Motion, winning trainer of Main Sequence (No. 5): "What a cool horse. Ironically, I thought he ran his most professional race today and then you had the bump right before the wire."
Flower Bowl (G1) Quotes
Chad Brown, winning trainer of Stephanie's Kitten (No. 9): "She got a beautiful trip, and I'm really proud of this filly; she deserved to get a good, clean trip. That's the third race in a row for us that I felt she ran terrific. She was a little unlucky in the Beverly D. and Diana, and this time [jockey] Johnny [Velazquez] got away from the gate really well and gave her a beautiful trip. The filly did the rest."
Beldame (G1) Quotes
Rudy Rodriguez, winning trainer of Belle Gallantey (No. 7): "It's very, very special. We're working very hard with these kinds of horses and thank God they did it. I don't know what to tell you. I'm speechless."
Kelso Handicap (G2) Quotes
Rudy Rodriguez, winning trainer of Vyjack (No. 3): "Today, the key was coming out of the gate. Today, he broke good. I was very pleased with the way he was working in the morning, and I was happy to see him win because he'd been training very, very well in the mornings. Going a mile, he doesn't have to break as sharp [as he needs to] going shorter. Today, he broke well, put himself in a very good position and the pace was good for us. He did what we wanted him to do all along; he's a nice horse. To see him get beat was kind of hard, but he was running against some nice horses. To see him show up today was very, very special. Our main goal had been the Cigar Mile [Grade 1, Aqueduct Racetrack, November 29], but now I have to talk to the owner and see what his plans are now."
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap
CIGAR STREET SMOKES 'EM IN $135,500 HOMECOMING CLASSIC AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014) - Cigar Street, owned by Jake Ballis and NBA star Rashard Lewis, was eager to run early but waited until midway around the far turn before taking command and turning back a late charge by 6-5 favorite Departing to impressively win Saturday's second running of the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 ¾ lengths.